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EY announces 520 new jobs in Ireland

High demand for professionals with STEM backgrounds

EY announces 520 new jobs in Ireland

EY today announces the creation of 520 jobs, adding to its total existing headcount of more than 2,500 on the island of Ireland. This follows market-leading double-digit growth for four consecutive years and a 36% increase in headcount in the last two years. The new roles on offer at the professional and consultancy services firm will be filled by 215 experienced candidates, with average salaries of €65,000 per annum, depending on experience. 305 roles will be filled by Ireland’s best and brightest graduates in September, an increase of 57 roles since last year’s intake.

Appointed as Managing Partner on 01 July, Frank O’Keeffe, EY commented: “At EY, we are committed to job creation in Ireland and we’re delighted to announce these 520 jobs across our seven offices. While geopolitical, uncertainty and technological disruption will undoubtedly present challenges for businesses and the Irish economies, Ireland is facing these challenges from a position of great strength and flexibility.  As a result our client needs are evolving and more innovative solutions are required. We are bringing together the best talent and latest technology to drive truly transformative innovation in all our services. In the last year, approximately 60% of offers we’ve made in Ireland have been to people with non-traditional tax or accounting backgrounds. Tax and accounting experts will always be core to our business, and the combination of traditional and innovative capabilities means we can provide market-leading products and services that help our clients continue to tackle some of today’s most complex and pressing issues.”

As EY continues to look at traditional sources for talent, it is also recruiting candidates from varying academic backgrounds including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). New hires will work on major projects across Ireland’s top PLCs, entrepreneurial businesses, multinationals and public sector clients. Today EY employs accountants, tax specialists, engineers, data scientists, economists, programmers, mathematicians and customer experience specialists. 145 of the new roles will be based in EY’s two Dublin offices, with the remaining spread across EY’s other five offices in Ireland – Belfast, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford.

“It’s crucial we recruit the best people from graduates through to partners with the type of sector-specific experience that will allow us to provide clients with the insight and advice they need to grow their businesses and customer base. In order to attract the best talent at all levels in today’s competitive labour market, we have extremely attractive packages and a leading purpose-driven people culture that celebrates diversity and offers employees an exceptional experience. We know that today’s employees expect more from their workplaces, and we are firmly committed to ensuring what we offer will give them huge opportunity to progress and build a successful and fulfilling career at EY,” Frank O’Keeffe concluded.

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